How To Keep Curly Hair Moisturised With Just One Product - The Good Calmer

Apr 04, 2024

How To Keep Curly Hair Moisturised With Just One Product - The Good Calmer

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In today’s post we’re sharing our guide on how to keep your curly hair moisturised and looking its full, fabulous self! We'll delve into the essentials of maintaining hydrated and healthy curls, and focusing on the transformative power of one of ARKIVE’s not-so-secret weapons - THE GOOD CALMER. If you're tired of dealing with dryness, frizz, and lacklustre curls, you've come to the right place. Join us as we unlock the secrets to achieving beautifully moisturised curls that shine with vitality and bounce.

Curly Hair Texture and Challenges

Curly hair is a beautiful and unique texture that comes with its own set of challenges. While those with straight hair might envy the volume and bounce of curls, curly-haired people understand the struggle of keeping their locks moisturised and frizz-free. Why? The natural shape of curly hair makes it more prone to dryness because the natural oils produced by the scalp have a harder time travelling down the twists and turns of the hair shaft. This can lead to frizz, dullness, and a lack of definition in the curls. Not really the bouncing, voluminous vibe we were expecting, right? 

To combat these challenges, it's crucial to use products specifically formulated to lock in moisture and nourish curly hair from within. Enter ARKIVE’s THE GOOD CALMER CUSHIONING MOISTURE CREAM, a game-changer for those of you seeking to embrace your curls without the hassle of dryness and frizz. This luxurious cream is specifically designed to provide intense hydration to curly hair, replenishing lost moisture and restoring vitality to each strand. With a rich blend of nourishing ingredients, including botanical extracts and essential oils, THE GOOD CALMER delivers the hydration your curls crave, leaving them soft, supple, and defined. 

Say goodbye to frizzy, unruly curls and hello to smooth, moisturised curls that you'll love to flaunt.

Meet the ingredients.

The GOOD CALMER is blended with beautifully powerful natural ingredients carefully selected to provide guaranteed hydration and shine specifically for curly hair. Let's break them down: 

  • Baobab Protein: Known for its hair-strengthening properties, baobab protein enhances resilience, increases strength, and boosts elasticity. It fortifies the hair from within, reducing breakage and promoting healthier, more resilient curls.
  • Baobab Oil: Rich in vitamins and nutrients, baobab oil nourishes the scalp, providing essential moisture to prevent dryness and flakiness. It also adds shine to the hair, reduces frizz, and enhances curl definition, leaving curls soft, smooth, and manageable.
  • Sunflower Extract: Sunflower extract is a natural emollient that helps prevent water loss from the hair, keeping it hydrated and moisturised. It softens the hair without weighing it down, leaving curls light, bouncy, and full of life.
  • Vitamin E: With its hydrating properties, vitamin E nourishes dry and brittle hair, restoring moisture and vitality. It helps repair damage caused by environmental stressors and styling tools, leaving curls soft, silky, and more resilient.
  • With this brilliant blend of nourishing ingredients, THE GOOD CALMER ensures that your curls receive the hydration and care they deserve from root to tip. Dryness, frizz, and dullness, be gone! 

    Your GOOD CALMER Application Guide. 

    Ensuring that your curls are properly moisturised is key to maintaining their health, vibrancy, and definition. With THE GOOD CALMER, achieving hydrated and frizz-free curls has never been easier. Let's dive into our step-by-step application guide, tailored for both wet and dry hair:

    How To Style Wet Hair

    1. Start with Damp Hair: Begin your Headcare routine by cleansing your curls with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner (our favourite is the ALL DAY EVERYDAY SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER). Gently towel dry your hair until it's damp but not soaking wet.
    2. Dispense the Cream: Work a grape sized amount for short hair and two grapes for long hair of THE GOOD CALMER and spread it between your palms to ensure even distribution. Start with a modest amount, adjusting as needed based on your hair's length and thickness.
    3. Even Application: Smooth the cream evenly throughout your damp hair, ensuring thorough coverage from root to tip. Use your fingers to gently rake through your curls then move to combing it through to  ensure that every strand is coated.
    4. Enhance Definition: Encourage your curls to spring to life by scrunching them upwards towards your scalp. This scrunching motion helps to define your curls and promote natural bounce and volume..
    5. Air Dry or Diffuse: Allow your curls to air dry for natural definition or to achieve a super sleek salon blow-dry from home, use a diffuser attachment and a round brush speed up the process with a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer. Resist the temptation to touch your curls as they dry to prevent frizz and maintain definition.

    How To Style Dry Hair

    1. Start with Dry or Dampened Hair: If your curls are already dry, lightly mist them with water to rehydrate them. This step ensures that THE GOOD CALMER spreads evenly throughout your hair.
    2. Apply with Precision: Target areas of dryness or frizz by applying the cream directly to these sections. Use your fingertips to smooth and define your curls, focusing on areas that need extra moisture and attention.
    3. Revitalise with Scrunching: Refresh your curls by scrunching them gently with your hands. This technique helps to reactivate your curls and restore their natural shape and texture.
    4. Final Touches: Once your curls are styled to perfection, resist the urge to touch them excessively. Allow the cream to air dry completely or use a diffuser on low heat to speed up the drying process.

    With these simple yet effective techniques, you can achieve beautifully moisturised and defined curls every time. Experiment with different application methods to find what works best for your unique curl pattern and texture, and enjoy the confidence that comes with healthy, hydrated hair.

    How Often Should You Moisturise Your Hair

    Consistency is key when it comes to maintaining healthy, hydrated curls. We recommend incorporating THE GOOD CALMER  into your haircare routine at least 2-3 times per week for optimal results. However, the frequency of use may vary depending on your hair type and individual needs. It's essential to listen to your hair's needs and adjust your moisturising Headcare routine accordingly. Pay attention to how your curls look and feel after each application, and don't hesitate to experiment with different frequencies to find what works best for you.


    Does moisturiser help hair growth?

    While moisturisers can improve the overall health and appearance of your hair, they do not directly stimulate hair growth. However, by keeping your curls hydrated and nourished, moisturisers can create an optimal environment for healthy hair growth and prevent breakage.

    Is conditioner or cream better for curly hair?

    Both conditioner and cream play essential roles in maintaining curly hair health. Conditioners primarily focus on detangling, softening, and moisturising the hair, while creams provide additional hydration, definition, and styling benefits. Depending on your hair's needs, you may choose to use both products in your routine for optimal results.

    Is mousse or cream better for curly hair?

    The choice between mousse and cream depends on your desired hairstyle and hair texture. Creams are typically more hydrating and provide better definition for curls, making them ideal for those with dry or frizzy hair. Mousse, on the other hand, offers lightweight hold and volume, making it suitable for finer hair types or those looking for a more voluminous style.

    Can I use body or face moisturiser on hair?

    While body and face moisturisers may contain beneficial ingredients, they are formulated specifically for the skin and may not provide the same benefits for hair. Hair moisturisers, like THE GOOD CALMER, are specially designed to nourish and hydrate the hair without weighing it down or causing buildup.

    Why Choose ARKIVE?

    With a commitment to ingredient transparency, cruelty-free practices, and vegan-friendly formulations, ARKIVE prioritises the health and well-being of both your hair and the planet. Experience the difference with ARKIVE and unlock the secret to beautifully moisturised and defined curls. 

    Click (here) to learn more about THE GOOD CALMER and make sure to act fast…

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    With love,

    Team ARKIVE